Monday, November 23, 2009

Nobody Puts Cristina Yang In The Corner Pt. 2

The cast of Grey's Anatomy attended a press conference with the foreign press some time ago, which is where this Brazilian article is from. Here is more from that press conference from an article published today in a Singaporean newspaper.

RIGHT after I received a text message that my friends had just welcomed their baby into the world, I rushed myself to the hospital. I did not see the neonate and his proud parents, though. Mainly because they were in Singapore and I was in Hollywood - and the sign on the hospital doors read "Seattle Grace Hospital".

I was on the set of that ever-popular hospital drama, Grey's Anatomy, and boy, did it feel uncannily like a real hospital - tacky linoleum flooring, classically-furnished waiting room, a bunch of stretchers, tongue depressors. Just without the smell of disinfectant. But with one very fetching design element: Eric "McSteamy" Dane.

Yes, us lucky journos got a chance to chat with one of the most good-looking casts to work in a hospital - yes, Grey's leaves House MD, Chicago Hope, ER and General Hospital eating its dust in the hottie stakes.
Meanwhile - and try to keep up here - we got on with what happens in the new sixth season: George O'Malley (played by T R Knight) is killed off; Mark Sloan (Dane) and Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) are still dating but Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) have a few problems in their relationship when Lipstick Jungle's Kim Raver enters the fray playing a surgeon from Owen's past. Jessica Capshaw, who plays the lover of Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez), is promoted to a series regular; and Chandra Wilson, who plays Miranda Bailey, even directs an episode.

At the press conference, the cast gave us the lowdown, while I tried not to let McSteamy catch me staring. No, I wasn't perving - I was on the look out while contemplating sneaking a tongue depressor for a souvenir. And no, that's not a colourful euphemism.

How difficult was it to shoot that emotional first episode where George dies?

Sandra Oh: That was really strange and noticeable within our cast dynamic. I personally wish we'd dealt with it a little bit more.
What else is in store for your characters this season?

Sandra: (Kim Raver) better bring her A-game! Try to break me and my man up? But who knows? There are little bits of ups and downs, but mostly it's more of a regular relationship.

Kevin McKidd: Yeah, the thrust for them last year was dealing with this whole syndrome Hunt's dealing with. Now, their life is, 'What are we as a partnership and as a relationship?' The problem has been, in some way, laid to rest. It's much more normal.

Sandra: Yeah, it's not as fraught with, 'Are we going to be together?'

Kevin: And 'Am I going to strangle you?' (Laughs)

Do you have disagreements with the show's writers over your characters?

Eric: Every day. One of my themes is, "I wouldn't say this". And they're like, "Yes, you would. Trust me, Eric, you would say this".

Kevin: I had a 10-page email exchange about what my character had for breakfast last week. It was 10 long paragraphs back and forth, back and forth, about why I shouldn't be having that.

Original source: Today. November 23, 2009.


Anonymous said...

can you link the source? thanks so much.

Admin said...

Sorry, the article isn't online (that we know of).

Anonymous said...

no problem. just want to say you are the absolute best when it comes to getting news from so many sources. thank you for all your hard work.

joeyz said...

found the online link:,-stat!


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